John Barck Obituary

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John Barck obituary:

Dr. John C. (“Jack”) Barck
February 9, 1933 – May 9, 2014

A retired U.S. Army Colonel, in February 1962 Dr. Barck was drafted into the U.S. Army under the provisions of what was known as the “Doctors’ Draft,” instituted in response to the conflict in Vietnam. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and, following basic training, was assigned as Station Veterinarian at what is now Fort Drum, N.Y. He volunteered for duty in Europe and was assigned to Livorno (Leghorn), Italy. Subsequent to his return from Europe Dr. Barck received additional military training and then was assigned to Fort Polk, La. He then was assigned to Vietnam where he volunteered to serve an additional year beyond the normal one year tour. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service Ribbon.

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